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Intel Core i5-9400H vs Intel Core i3-8100H vs Intel Core i7-9750H

Intel Core i5-9400H

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The Intel Core i5-9400H is a high-end processor for laptops with four cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture (2019 refresh, CFL-HR). The processor clocks at between 2.5 and 4.3 GHz (4.1 with 4 cores) and can execute up to eight threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i5-8400H from 2018, the 9300H is only clocked slightly higher (+100 MHz CPU Turbo, +50 MHz GPU).

The Coffee Lake architecture is similar to Kaby Lake and differs only in the amount of cores (now six cores for the high end versions) and the improved 14nm process (14nm++ according to Intel).

Performance

The Intel Core i5-9400H should perform similar as the older Core i7-7920HQ (3.1 - 4.1 GHz). The faster Coffee Lake CPUs, like the Core i7-9750H offers two additional cores and is therefore up to 50% faster in multithreaded benchmarks. Still, the performance of the i5-9400H should be sufficient for even demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a slightly higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 MHz. The architecture is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 45 watts and therefore the i5 is only suited for big laptops with good cooling solutions. Using cTDP-down, the CPU can also be configured to 35 Watt resulting in a reduced performance.

Beware, the CPU was not yet released at the time of writing and the information is based on leaks and early price list information (e.g. by Intel or on Baidu).

Intel Core i3-8100H

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The Intel Core i3-8100H is a mid-range processor for laptops with four cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced mid 2018. The processor clocks at 3 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and can execute up to four threads simultaneously (no Hyper-Threading). According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process.

The Coffee Lake architecture is similar to Kaby Lake and differs only in the amount of cores (now six cores for the high end versions) and the improved 14nm process (14nm++ according to Intel).

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer a slightly higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 MHz (rumored). The architecture is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 45 watts and therefore the i5 is only suited for big laptops with good cooling solutions. Using cTDP-down, the CPU can also be configured to 35 Watt resulting in a reduced performance.

Intel Core i7-9750H

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The Intel Core i7-9750H is a high-end processor for laptops with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture (2019 refresh, CFL-HR). The processor clocks at between 2.6 and 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) and can execute up to twelve threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. Compared to the predecessor, the Core i7-8750H, the 9750H offers improved clock rates and a larger L3 cache.

The Coffee Lake architecture is similar to Kaby Lake and differs only in the amount of cores (now max. eight cores for the high end versions) and the improved 14nm process (14nm++ according to Intel).

Performance

Multi-thread performance is most comparable to the Intel Core i9-8950HK, an expensive hexa-core processor of the previous generation. While performance gains over the outgoing 8th Gen H-class chips are unimpressive to say the least, the average Core i7-9750H in our database is much faster than the Ryzen 7 3750H and other H-class Ryzen chips AMD sells as of mid 2019.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term power limit of around 70 W, the Walmart EVOO Gaming 17 is among the fastest laptops powered by the 9750H that we know of. It can be 40% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 is supposed to offer a slightly higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 MHz compared to the UHD 630 of the 8750H CPU. The architecture is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power consumption

This Core i7 series chip has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 45 W, a value that laptop makers are allowed to reduce slightly, 35 W being the lowest Intel-recommended value. Doing so would result in lower clock speeds and lower performance. Either way, a proper cooling solution is a must for a CPU like this.

The hexa-core Intel CPU is made with one of the old 14 nm Intel processes for below average, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

ModelIntel Core i5-9400HIntel Core i3-8100HIntel Core i7-9750H
SeriesIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-HCoffee Lake-HCoffee Lake-H
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-H
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400H « 2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9750H2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8100H « 3 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9980HK2.4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9880H2.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-8950HK2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2186M2.9 - 4.8 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2276M2.8 - 4.7 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9850H2.6 - 4.6 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9750H « 2.6 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Xeon E-2176M2.7 - 4.4 GHz6 / 12 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8850H2.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i7-8750H2.2 - 4.1 GHz6 / 12 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400H2.5 - 4.3 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300HF2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9300H2.4 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8400H2.5 - 4.2 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-8300H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i3-8100H3 GHz4 / 4 cores8 MB L3
Clock2500 - 4300 MHz3000 MHz2600 - 4500 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB12 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 84 / 46 / 12
TDP45 Watt45 Watt45 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
SocketFCBGA1440FCBGA1440BGA1440
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NIDual-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NILPDDR3-2133/DDR4-2666 RAM, PCIe 3, 8 GT/s bus, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, VMX, SMEP, SMAP, MPX, EIST, TM1, TM2, Hyper-Threading, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SGX
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1000 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
Manufacturerark.intel.comark.intel.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-9750H
32.6 pt (45%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 416     avg: 442.5     median: 442 (49%)     max: 486 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2017     avg: 2564     median: 2599 (6%)     max: 3133 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
823 Points (5%)
min: 952     avg: 1182     median: 1188 (7%)     max: 1306 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 170     avg: 183.7     median: 185.5 (56%)     max: 194 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.4 Points (12%)
min: 11.26     avg: 13     median: 13.1 (17%)     max: 14.11 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.96     avg: 2.1     median: 2.1 (53%)     max: 2.19 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6659     avg: 6923     median: 6970 (42%)     max: 7214 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 28251     avg: 33539     median: 34445 (25%)     max: 36304 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 37188     avg: 40129     median: 38960 (27%)     max: 44238 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 9069     avg: 9165     median: 9081 (11%)     max: 9346 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
154.4 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
4.9 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 6160     avg: 6396     median: 6395.5 (10%)     max: 6631 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 28512     avg: 32357     median: 33303 (19%)     max: 35174 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4580     avg: 4846     median: 4865 (58%)     max: 5090 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 69.6     avg: 70.3     median: 70.3 (25%)     max: 70.9 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 211     avg: 214.8     median: 214.8 (50%)     max: 218.6 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7.1     avg: 8.7     median: 8.8 (16%)     max: 10.7 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.7     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (0%)     max: 0.75 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.2     avg: 1.3     median: 1.3 (22%)     max: 1.3 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 7.3     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (19%)     max: 7.4 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 342.1     avg: 433.3     median: 435.2 (3%)     max: 494.9 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.608     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.695 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 9618     avg: 10722     median: 10791.5 (23%)     max: 11365 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.3     avg: 8.5     median: 8.4 (2%)     max: 8.96 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 18.4     avg: 18.9     median: 18.5 (1%)     max: 20.09 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 450.5     avg: 471.8     median: 467.3 (2%)     max: 502 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 35262     avg: 41819     median: 42706.5 (37%)     max: 46599 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 9704     avg: 12766     median: 13028.5 (35%)     max: 14337 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 15356     avg: 56549     median: 58809 (48%)     max: 60819 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 53777     avg: 58538     median: 58661 (48%)     max: 61050 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 56756     avg: 59035     median: 58584 (49%)     max: 61319 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 8293     avg: 10689     median: 11022 (28%)     max: 11708 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 12438     avg: 16332     median: 16696.5 (30%)     max: 17788 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 4620     avg: 6334     median: 6463.5 (27%)     max: 7171 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1117     avg: 1190     median: 1204 (51%)     max: 1251 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4859     avg: 5597     median: 5813 (10%)     max: 6262 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1105     avg: 1179     median: 1171 (5%)     max: 1248 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4812     avg: 5575     median: 5635 (18%)     max: 6230 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4440     avg: 5238     median: 5266 (53%)     max: 5511 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 17054     avg: 22076     median: 22951 (25%)     max: 25043 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5377     avg: 5570     median: 5569.5 (76%)     max: 5762 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 24370     avg: 24660     median: 24659.5 (60%)     max: 24949 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 21185     avg: 22450     median: 22711.5 (40%)     max: 23587 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 4137     avg: 4243     median: 4252.5 (83%)     max: 4428 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 0     avg: 1048     median: 1071 (1%)     max: 1713 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 82.6     avg: 84.3     median: 84.1 (1%)     max: 86.6 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 22874     avg: 35814     median: 36178 (32%)     max: 39708 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 199     avg: 211.4     median: 208.5 (43%)     max: 231 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 61.4     avg: 75.5     median: 72.3 (12%)     max: 96 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 57.7     avg: 78.5     median: 80.5 (15%)     max: 95.4 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 12.4     avg: 15.2     median: 15.3 (11%)     max: 17.6 Points per Watt

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